What Happened Between Megan Thee Stallion And Justin Timberlake at the 2023 VMAs?
During the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Timberlake appeared to have an exchange backstage that raised eyebrows. The incident occurred just before Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s performance of “Bongos” and as NSYNC returned backstage after presenting an award to Taylor Swift.
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In a video clip shared on Twitter, Megan can be seen getting last-minute touch-ups from her hairstylist when Timberlake, who was smiling, appeared to say something to her as he passed by. Megan pointed at him and gave a forceful response, which led to speculation about what was said.
Fans on Twitter had mixed interpretations of the interaction. Some believed Timberlake may have said something inappropriate to Megan, while others suggested that Megan was responding to the fact that NSYNC’s “reunion” didn’t include a performance, with her saying, “That doesn’t count.”
Either Justin said something wildly out of pocket to her, or she’s saying ‘This does not count,’ maybe referring to them just presenting together as a “reunion” instead of performing.— Beyoncé’s Summer Renaissance Mic Chain 🏳️🌈🚺 (@LenaVandross) September 13, 2023
The exact content of their conversation remains unclear due to the absence of audio. However, many fans leaned toward the latter interpretation, indicating that Megan might have been disappointed by the lack of an NSYNC performance, given her appreciation for their music growing up.
It’s worth noting that NSYNC’s rumored “reunion” at the VMAs was likely a setup for their eventual song from the upcoming Trolls movie, “Band Together,” which plays off the group’s history and mid-aughties breakup.
As of now, this remains speculative, and without additional context or comments from the parties involved, the true nature of the exchange remains uncertain.